Brexit debate

The School of Sociology & Social Policy will be holding an open discussion on the meaning of the EU Referendum of 23 June 2016 and its implications for the future of the UK.

Does the result of the referendum provide a genuine democratic mandate to Leave?  Does the Government’s Brexit agenda command the “will of the British people”?  Should Parliament have a role to play in any decision to serve notice to Leave under Article 50 of the Treaty of European Union?  Is the Government entitled to invoke powers of the Royal Prerogative for this purpose and in the process to abrogate basic rights of citizenship held by UK nationals in virtue of current UK membership of the EU?  What social, economic, political and cultural consequences can be expected, should this step be taken?